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2020 Equipment Assistance Grants for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)

Grants to Maryland LEAs for Equipment
to Improve School Meal Programs

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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)

Deadline Date:

02/02/21 5:00 PM EST


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Grants of up to $90,000 to Maryland local education agencies to purchase equipment to improve the quality of school meal programs or increase participation in the National School Lunch Program. Requests may be for equipment replacements, new equipment, the refurbishment or repair of equipment, and installation costs.

Priorities and Criteria:

  1. High need schools (i.e. schools in underserved areas and schools with limited access to other resources) where 50 percent or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  2. Other factors including, but not limited to the following:
    • Opportunities to realize meaningful impacts on nutrition and quality of meals (such as serving more local foods or replacing fryers with combination steamer-ovens);
    • Strategies for adopting lunchroom changes that provide more convenience and appeal to the student population (e.g., highlighting healthier choices, redesigning menus that target healthier entrees/options);
    • The age of food service equipment or lack of appropriate items;
    • The availability of existing State and local funding for equipment purchases; and
  3. Priority is also given to schools that have not previously received a NSLP Equipment Grant.

Equipment requests may include new equipment, renovation of equipment, or replacement of equipment. Regulations at 2 CFR Part 200.33 define equipment as tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and a per-unit acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of the capitalization level established by the non-Federal entity for financial statement purposes, or $5,000.

For FY 2020 Equipment Assistance Grants, Congress has specified that the threshold for the purchase of equipment cannot be lower than $1,000. All individual items requested under this grant must be valued at $1,000 or more. Cost(s) incurred prior to the approval of the grant may not be funded through the award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151119

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Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Grants: 10-15

Estimated Size of Grant:

Estimated Average Grant Amount: $1,000 to $90,000

Term of Contract:

Length of Grant: October 1, 2020 –September 30, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEAs participating in the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

Cost(s) incurred prior to the approval of the grant may not be funded through the award.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: February 2, 2021, no later than 5:00 PM EST

Notification of awards will be sent by email by March 1, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Contact:
Jill Hann

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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